The ultimate rehab therapy business summit is only two months away, so we here at WebPT have kicked it into high gear adding finishing touches to the event. Case in point: We just rounded out our biggest speaker lineup yet with two heavy-hitting keynotes: Stephania Bell (PT and Injury Analyst for ESPN) and David Elton (Senior Vice President for Clinical Programs at Optum).

While those keynotes are impressive, they’re merely cherries on top of a one-of-a-kind experience for rehab therapy professionals. We created Ascend to give this incredible industry access to exceptional education, world-class speakers, cutting-edge products, and powerful networking.

Need more convincing that you must attend Ascend this year? Here are five reasons:

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1. It’s the only conference of its kind in rehab therapy.

There are plenty of other conferences and events that are dedicated to the practice of physical therapy and occupational therapy. But Ascend is the only one dedicated to the business of rehab therapy. To grow and succeed in this profession, you need to be savvy in both the clinical and business sides of things. So, regardless of whether you’re a biller, staff therapist, manager, or owner, you’ll benefit from this conference, because we’ll round out your clinical expertise with actionable business knowledge.

2. Get insider secrets from experts and industry leaders.

Every year, we hand-select speakers with expertise in very specific areas, from Medicare compliance and employee engagement to physician and patient management. Ascend is full of actionable insights and wisdom that you can take back to your practice and implement the following week. And this year, we’ve divided up the schedule into specialized tracks, so you can get even more in-depth knowledge from the track that you’re most passionate about: billing and compliance, operations, or executive strategy.

3. Talk shop with other people who have walked in your shoes.

One of the main goals of Ascend is to gather as many leaders in rehab therapy as possible, specifically for the purpose of furthering the industry as a whole. Nowhere is this more apparent than during the Exchange: a roundtable session dedicated to 10-person peer discussions around the biggest topics affecting rehab therapy businesses today. These sessions are full of collaboration, inspiration, and supportive discussion, and they’re always among the top-talked about components of the event.

4. Make meaningful connections.

Where else can you meet with this many rehab therapy industry experts, thought leaders, and peers on a one-to-one basis? Ascend offers you the chance to take the floor yourself as you participate in meaningful discussions about technological, regulatory, clinical, and financial trends that will shape the future of outpatient rehab therapy. You’ll have the chance to connect and network with other people with similar challenges and opportunities in their practices, allowing you to form lasting relationships that will continue to provide value beyond the days of the event.

5. Check out WebPT’s new space and experience our culture.

Because Ascend is in Phoenix this year, we’re kicking the event off with a happy hour at WebPT’s newly-renovated HQ on September 27. We’re excited to share our award-winning culture (and some tasty food and drink) with everyone who attends.


Ascend 2018 promises to be the best Ascend to date, and you’re not going to want to miss it. Early bird tickets sold out in record time, and advanced pricing tickets are only available until August 1. Register now to get the best price while you still can!

Event Details
Ascend 2018
September 27-29, 2018
Phoenix
ascendevent.com

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